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Jean-Baptiste BOURDON
Marguerite BOURDON


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1. Genevieve (Jane) ROBERT

2. Emilie PETIT


  • Born: 17 Jul 1817, Ste-Elisabeth, Berthier, Berthier
  • Marriage (1): Genevieve (Jane) ROBERT on 7 May 1838 in St-Genevieve, Berthier, Quebec
  • Marriage (2): Emilie PETIT in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts
  • Died: 1 Aug 1891, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts at age 74

bullet  General Notes:

Described as a carter on the 1870 census; found in Plattsburg, which is one of the places where Julia reported having been born. Other places were near Plattsburg. A day laborer in 1860.

Ste-Elisabeth is now in Joliette County. Was once in Berthier. Berthier has become Berthierville, on north-west bank of St. Lawrence River, north by northeast of Montreal. Berthier-bas is on the other side of the river.

Death record says he died of old age.

The family must have moved from Berthier to Plattsburg, Clinton County, New York, between 1850 and 1853. Their habit of continually changing the names of their children make it impossible to reconcile the children listed in the census with the children listed in the St-Genevieve church records. Some children could also have been christened at St Elisabeth or elsewhere.

The children listed here born in Berthier were taken from Baptemes, Marriages et Sepultures de ste-Genevieve, Berthierville (Berthier), by Society genealogique de Lanaudiere. But the family did an even number of events at St. Elizabeth's, which was in Berthier and now is in Joliette County.

Joseph remarried in Northampton, after the death of his first wife, and they had several children. I found three in the bmd index; images of their birth records by NEHGS. One child, Angelie M., died in 1887. I can find no record of Emelie Petit Hart, nor of her daughers Amelia b 1885 and Albina b 1887. I checked under alternate spellings and soundex.

1860 U.S. Census

Joseph Heart 42 Day Laborer b Canada
Jane 43
Joseph 19
Eziah 11
Michael 13
Sophia 10
Olive 2

1870 U.S. Census

Joseph Hart, Plattsburg, NY. 58. Carter b CAnada
Jane. 59 Husband and wife both b Canada
Children all b NY
Terace 23 Teamster
Julia 19 House servant - she is also enumerated in teh family where she was a servant, in the home of
Joseph Emerson.
Amelia 17
Leonia 12
Elias 8

Leonia must be Olive
Was Sophia Julia?

1880 U.S. Census - Joseph Hart went with his famly to Northampton.

Gerore (?), Henry 36 Carpenter b New York parents b Canda
wife Emily 26 keeping house. b NY parents b CA
Mary, Oda, Vina or Viva, Emily, children.
Young, Sima? 26 border works in silk mill
Annie Young 18 boarder works in silk mill
John Young 17 boarder works in silk mill
Joseph Hart 69 father in law loaborer b CA
Jane Hart 70, mother in law, at home, currently ill with a cold.
Eli Hart 18 brotehr in law works in button shop.
Ida Hart 11 works in button shop.

But it looks like a number of his children stayed in Clinton Co, NY - atleast in 1880.


Joseph married Genevieve (Jane) ROBERT, daughter of Joseph ROBERT and Anne RIVIERE, on 7 May 1838 in St-Genevieve, Berthier, Quebec. (Genevieve (Jane) ROBERT was born on 4 Apr 1816 in Ste-Genevieve-de-Berthier, Berthier, Quebec and died on 12 May 1882 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.)


Joseph next married Emilie PETIT in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

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